Vanity awards target businesses

Everyone wants to be the best, especially business owners who believe they run their company better than their competition. It can be pretty flattering when these business owners receive phone calls, emails or letters telling them they’ve won an award for being the best, but not all kudos are legit. Better Business Bureau is reminding business owners to be wary of any notifications letting them know they can claim their trophy for a fee.

Wyoming surveyor dies at 107

Lloyd Baker, then 101, talks about his life as a surveyor during a 2013 interview at his office in Etna, Wyo. Baker, who died Monday at age 107, worked nearly until the day of his death. Post Register file

Wyoming surveyor Lloyd Baker, a fixture Mormon adult dances for singles in Idaho Falls, died Monday at age 107. He was, according to some sources, the oldest man in the Cowboy State.

Little testifies on grazing policy

Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little speaks before the House Committee on Natural Resources on Thursday during a hearing on “The Essential Role of Livestock Grazing on Federal Lands and Its Importance to Rural America.” Screenshot / House Committee on Natural Resources

Lt. Gov. Brad Little was among a set of four witnesses who appeared Thursday before a House subcommittee which held and oversight hearing on public lands grazing.

Japanese companies seek opportunity in Idaho

Presidents of small businesses in Japan listen as College of Southern Idaho Executive Vice President Todd Schwarz gives a tour of the CSI manufacturing and machining labs. Sakae Casting Co. President Takashi Suzuki, far left, said the companies were second- or third-generation family-owned businesses. Heather Kennison / Twin Falls Times-News

TWIN FALLS — A half-dozen Japanese small businesses are interested in developing partnerships in Idaho.

IFPD experiences a changing of the guard

Idaho Falls Police Sgt. Jed Lewis works with his K-9 partner Harry during training Wednesday. Lewis was recently promoted to the rank of sergeant. A wave of retirements has led to a number of younger officers in leadership roles. Monte LaOrange /

As veteran officers have retired from the Idaho Falls Police Department, new leadership has gradually risen up to take their place. 

Thousands of off-roaders descend on Salmon

Thousands of ATV and UTV riders from across the country have arrived in Salmon for the annual Rally in the Pines, a dayslong off-road motorized vehicle event that is being held there for the first time. Stock photo / Getty Images

SALMON Thousands of people from across the country flocked here this week to be part of a dayslong off-road motorized vehicle event that will see 1,500 participating in 22 different rides on public lands outside town. 



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